July 2021 WSL Monthly Communique

Waldorf School of Louisville Communique

The 2021-22 Calendar Now Available

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Volunteer with Us THIS Saturday, July 17!

As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on support from our volunteer community to achieve the transition to Rock Creek in a financially sustainable manner. To help offset the costs of hiring professional painters/carpenters/movers, we need the wider WSL community to assist with various tasks such as painting classrooms and building chalkboards, in addition to building outdoor play spaces and planting greenery around campus. The more we are able to accomplish in advance of hiring professionals, the more funding we can apply to necessary renovations and pedagogical imperatives on our new campus!


Below is updated information for the different volunteer opportunities on our new campus.   Kindly note, all interested volunteers are required to register at least 24hr in advance of their shift via the WSL SignUp pages linked below. Please SignUp for as many shifts as you are willing/available to help, and join us as we reimagine our new campus together! Whether you lend one hour here or three hours there, come solo or bring a few friends – however you choose to volunteer with us, we are incredibly grateful for your time and assistance.


If you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to be in touch. I can be reached by email at madyson.haskins@waldorflouisville.com or by phone at 502-327-0122.

With gratitude,
Madyson Haskins
Development & Volunteer Coordinator

P.S. Once we have determined a schedule for childcare services at Rock Creek campus, we will share that information with the community.

1) Sat., July 17-Mon., August 16:
Reimagining Rock Creek – PAINTING*
(painting main lesson classrooms)
SignUp Link: https://signup.com/go/cksODTB

If you are able to help us THIS Saturday, July 17 from 1:00-5:00 PM, please use the link above to SignUp!

2) Thurs., July 22-Mon., August 23:
Pedagogical Partners – BUILDING*
(building classroom chalkboards and outdoor play spaces)
SignUp Link: https://signup.com/go/HNPaUWB


3) Fri., July 30-Sun., August 22:
Beautification Buddies – PLANTING*
(planting trees, perennial flowers/herbs, etc.)
SignUp Link: https://signup.com/go/HmQzwWQ


4) Sat., August 7-8:
Community Moving Weekend*
(volunteers moving boxes/small furniture from Lyndon to specific spaces at Rock Creek)
SignUp Link: https://signup.com/go/FQHYpQn


Mon., August 9-11:
Professional Movers (moving furniture/etc. items from Lyndon to specific spaces at Rock Creek)


5) Sat., August 14-15:
UnPacking Parties*
 (help teachers unpack boxes and set up classrooms)
SignUp Link: https://signup.com/go/ycGmtoJ

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*If you’d like to volunteer for multiple shifts and would prefer to send me a list of the times/days you can help, I would be more than happy to fill out the SignUp form on your behalf and save you the time! Just send me (Madyson Haskins) an email.

Save the Date(s)!

Wednesday, August 18th 

New Parent Orientation: 6:00 PM

Back-To-School-Night:  7:00 PM

(Please note that this is an adult-only evening! Further information about both events will be sent out closer to the date, so keep an eye out for that email in August!)

Friday, August 20th

Student Drop By Day: Times TBA

The Drop By Day will be a chance for the students to see their new classrooms and get acquainted with our new space, as well as greet their teachers after the summer break!

(Look out for further deails and times – email coming soon!)


Welcome to the world, James!

Congratulations to the Kimbro family! Julia, Michael, and Lucy welcomed James Kimbro (7 lbs, 8.5 oz, 18.5″ long) to the family on Tuesday, June 29th! 


Renewal of Commitment

S.C. board renewal

Sasha Caufield, Waldorf Trustee

Sasha Caufield has been an enthusiastic parent volunteer in the Waldorf Community since her daughter, now a rising fourth grader, enrolled in Kindergarten. Sasha and Jeffrey are deeply committed to providing a Waldorf education for their daughter Scarlett, and to helping make this unique education available to more families. 

Sasha completed her BA at the University of Louisville in 2004 with double majors in History and Anthropology. She completed her MA in Public History, with a focus on Museum Methodology and Nonprofit Management, in 2008.  A professional fundraiser with more than 20 years experience in the Louisville non-profit landscape, Sasha has shared her talents with some of the most prestigious and impactful arts and cultural organizations in the city. Sasha has worked in numerous areas of non-profit development, including; large scale capital campaigns, annual giving campaigns, donor and foundation cultivation, wealth screening and prospect research, grant writing, live and silent auctions, event planning, public speaking, and social media donor drives.  Her professional experience includes work with the Filson Historical Society, The Muhammad Ali Center, The Louisville Orchestra, Historic Locust Grove, and the University of Louisville.  Her volunteer work includes chairing Locust Grove’s annual Silent Auction, working with the Portland Museum’s Elementary School History Program, World Learning’s Youth Ambassador exchange program, and most recently, through her ongoing work serving as Development Chair and grant writer for the West End Token Club. 

Through her work with NeXt!, the Fund for the Arts’ Leadership Development Program, she served as an Ambassador for The Kentucky Opera and Kentucky Shakespeare. The NeXt program provided extensive training on effective: collaborative initiatives, audience development, event management, program implementation, business operations, marketing and communications, and philanthropy. 

Sasha now works in digital media, and has had the privilege to serve two terms as a Trustee for the Waldorf School of Louisville. In her Board tenure, Sasha has served on the Development Committee and Marketing Committee, as well as her recent work as a member of the Interim Enrollment Team.  Sasha is pleased to bring her years of experience to the school, and looks forward to helping Waldorf’s successful transition to the new Rock Creek Campus this fall. 

20-21 Yearbook / Lyndon Campus Memorybook

This past year has been rather unusual… and the 2020-21 yearbook will reflect all the strangeness and beauty that transpired! Because many of our beloved festivals and faires didn’t take place in their traditional form this year, we need your help to ensure the magic of Waldorf is captured in the 2020-21 yearbook. 

If you have photos from this past school year, or from years prior that capture your favorite memories from Lyndon campus, please email them to yearbook@waldorflouisville.com

The hybrid 20-21 Yearbook / Lyndon Campus Memorybook will be available for pick-up at our new Rock Creek Campus later this Fall for $30.00. 

Please CLICK HERE to complete the pre-order form – once the books are available, you will receive a follow-up email confirming your preferred payment method.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

As part of our conscious work to move forward with care and concern for those who are the most vulnerable and marginalized, please click below to read the letter from WSL’s Faculty and Board of Trustees regarding our DEI (Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion) work. 

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